# Readers ask: If Your Conception Date Is 6/20/2018 When Is Your Due Date?

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- 1 Is conception date same as due date?
- 2 Is due date calculated from conception or last period?
- 3 How do you calculate date of conception?
- 4 How accurate is due date if you know date of conception?
- 5 Can my conception date be wrong by 2 weeks?
- 6 Is 2 weeks pregnant actually 4 weeks?
- 7 Why do doctors add 2 weeks to pregnancy?
- 8 How do doctors determine due date by ultrasound?
- 9 How do you calculate 9 months pregnant?
- 10 Is conception date the day I got pregnant?
- 11 How do I know who my baby’s father is?
- 12 Can conception occur late?
- 13 What is the most accurate way to calculate due date?
- 14 How accurate is due date from ultrasound?
- 15 What week does the average first time mom give birth?

## Is conception date same as due date?

If you happen to know the day you conceived, you can count 38 weeks from that day to find your due date. (Human gestation takes about 38 weeks.) But very few expectant moms know exactly when they conceived.

## Is due date calculated from conception or last period?

Due dates are usually calculated on your last period instead of the date of conception because of a number of reasons. Although the average woman ovulates (releases an egg) approximately 2 weeks after her period, the exact time is not always known.

## How do you calculate date of conception?

Typically women ovulate about two weeks after their menstrual cycle starts, so the best way to estimate your due date is to count 40 weeks, or 280 days, from the first day of your last menstrual period. Another way to do it is to subtract three months from the first day of your last period and add seven days.

## How accurate is due date if you know date of conception?

A recent study^{3} of women who conceived by IVF and therefore knew when their egg was fertilised, found that the routine ultrasound dating scan consistently put their estimated birth date earlier than it should have been by an average of 3 days.

## Can my conception date be wrong by 2 weeks?

Ovulation isn’t a perfect science and can happen earlier or later than the norm, which might shift your due date slightly. That’s okay…a few days or even a week of discrepancy won’t change your dates. Your doctor will go with the due date obtained from your ultrasound.

## Is 2 weeks pregnant actually 4 weeks?

It can be confusing during the first month because pregnancy (which is an average of 40 weeks long) is actually measured from the first day of your last menstrual period. Even though you likely ovulated and conceived only two weeks ago, technically, you ‘re considered to be four weeks along.

## Why do doctors add 2 weeks to pregnancy?

If your period is regular and lasts 28 days, and if ovulation generally happens on day 14 of your cycle, then conception probably took place about two weeks after the LMP. For gestational age counting, these two weeks are added to a pregnancy as a simpler method than trying to track from ovulation or fertilization.

## How do doctors determine due date by ultrasound?

An ultrasound allows your doctor to measure the crown-rump length (CRL) — the length of the fetus from one end to the other. During the first trimester, this measurement provides the most accurate estimation for the age of the baby. Your doctor may change your due date based on the ultrasound measurement.

## How do you calculate 9 months pregnant?

Is pregnancy nine or 10 months long? Your 40 weeks of pregnancy are counted as nine months. But wait … there are four weeks in a month, which would make 40 weeks 10 months.

## Is conception date the day I got pregnant?

The short answer to the question, “Can I find out the exact day I got pregnant?” is, probably not. Determining the exact date of conception is difficult for several reasons. Some things to consider: First of all, pregnancy occurs when an ovulated female egg and and male sperm meet and fertilization occurs.

## How do I know who my baby’s father is?

A DNA paternity test is nearly 100% accurate at determining whether a man is another person’s biological father. DNA tests can use cheek swabs or blood tests. You must have the test done in a medical setting if you need results for legal reasons. Prenatal paternity tests can determine fatherhood during pregnancy.

## Can conception occur late?

Once in the uterus, the egg implants itself into the lining (endometrium) of the uterus. The implantation process takes about 48 hours. The journey from conception to implantation can take anywhere from six to 12 days. Implantation that occurs on the late end of the spectrum is known as late implantation.

## What is the most accurate way to calculate due date?

The most common way to calculate your due date is to start with the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP). Add 7 days, and then count backward 3 months. For example, if your last period started on March 20, you would add 7 days to get March 27. Then subtract 3 months to get a due date of December 27.

## How accurate is due date from ultrasound?

How accurate is the ultrasound examination? The earlier the ultrasound is done, the more accurate it is at estimating the baby’s due date. Ultrasounds performed during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy are generally within 3 – 5 days of accuracy. The most accurate time is between 8 and 11 weeks gestation.

## What week does the average first time mom give birth?

About half of first-time mothers will give birth by 40 weeks and 5 days after the first day of their last menstrual period, with the other half giving birth after that time point.